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28
Mar
2019

Is hearing loss avoidable?

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That’s a great question, and a complicated one to answer! Hearing loss can be caused by a multitude of things: some are preventable and some are not.So what you can do to avoid the second-leading cause of hearing loss — noise-induced hearing loss. Did you know that 1 in 6 people in Australia have hearing…

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12
Mar
2019

Audiologist Katrina helps hundreds in Vietnam to hear

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Audiologist, Katrina Skirka, from our New Lambton clinic, travelled to Vietnam in February 2017, to help treat more than 1,600 locals in desperate need of better hearing health.   Katrina was part of a multi-skilled Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF) team, made up of clinicians and volunteers from the Australia-Pacific region. Vietnamese SHF members welcomed the…

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12
Mar
2019

These common hearing aid myths could be holding you back

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The concept of ‘fake news’ has defined the year 2017 so far, while the rise and rise of social media provides a platform for anyone with an internet connection to have their say. How do you wade through the piles of information and opinions to sort what’s fact from what’s fiction? Especially when it comes…

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12
Mar
2019

What style of hearing aids are right for me?

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What style hearing aids are right for me? Unless you’ve done your research already, you may not know that the hearing aids of today come in many different styles and types. Gone are the days of the large and conspicuous brown banana-shaped hearing aid. In fact, the many models of modern hearing aids have one…

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12
Mar
2019

Getting a hearing test

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Last week I was having a chat with a client in one our waiting rooms. Just the usual general chit chat etc. and I noticed the body language was a little tense, this person looked quite anxious and I asked if everything was okay. The client replied, “I am fine, however I’ve never had a…

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12
Mar
2019

Five things to look for when buying hearing aids

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The world of hearing aids can be a little confusing, from assorted manufacturers and product names to numerous styles and dozens of features.  So what are some key things you should look for and consider when buying hearing aids? Here are five things you’ll definitely want to ask about, along with the questions you’ll want…

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7
Feb
2019

Resources for Treating Tinnitus

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According to the Australian Tinnitus Association, nearly 1 in 5 Australians have experienced the ringing, buzzing or whistling, swooshing sensation in their ears otherwise known as tinnitus. 90% of people with tinnitus also have hearing loss. As many clinicians know the impact tinnitus varies greatly from person to person but the condition often severely affects quality of…

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4
Feb
2019

Tinnitus Update

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If you’ve ever experienced noises that seem to be coming from inside your ears or head – ringing, buzzing, whistling, roaring, swooshing, humming – you may have had tinnitus. You might have noticed it for a little while after leaving a concert, or maybe it’s been sticking with you for years but you didn’t really…

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17
Jan
2019

Head banging can lead to ears ringing

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What do musicians like Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Chris Martin and Beethoven have in common? All have (or in Beethoven’s case, had) tinnitus. It’s not surprising, given that exposure to loud noise is a leading cause or trigger of tinnitus. Musicians, especially, are prone to it — along with hearing loss. That’s why doctors and…

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